Russian customs together with border guards have stopped on the Russian-Ukrainian border entry to the Crimea devices for generating the cryptocurrency, according to the press service of the Crimean customs.
“When carrying out control activities… at the checkpoint Armyansk on the Crimean section of the Russian border with Ukraine, officials of the Crimean customs together with employees of the border Department of the FSB of Russia… prevented attempts of illegal import of devices for the generation of cryptocurrencies”, — stated in the message.
It is clarified that the violators were two citizens of Ukraine, which border crossing did not declare these devices.
“During the customs inspection of hand Luggage of citizens from Ukraine to Russia, were detected undeclared items, apparently similar devices to generate cryptocurrency. So, one of the citizen in the duffel bag were three metal, rectangular, silver color, in the lateral part of which is located a fan for cooling air and wires with connectors. The other electronic device was in a bag in the backpack”
Examination showed that the first Ukrainian women were identified device providing stable operation of the mining farm, and the second — ASIC-miner that is designed directly to generate cryptocurrency.
“The decision of the Board of the Eurasian economic Commission for the import of devices for the generation of cryptocurrencies into the customs territory of the Eurasian economic Union is limited. Require the provision of notifications and other documents” — have explained in customs.
The experts came to the conclusion that ASIC miners and the power supplies are items of personal use and aimed at making a profit.
In respect of citizens of Ukraine initiated proceedings on administrative offences under part 1 of article 16.2 (“Declaration”) and article 16.3 (“prohibitions and restrictions”) of the administrative code. They face fines and confiscation of devices.